Asparagus, Pea Shoot, Spinach, and Potato Soup

Delicious homemade soup that's packed with green garden vegetables and herbs. Use a handful of the herbs of your choice. It's a lovely fresh spring color. Garnish with a little cream.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 large potato, quartered, or more to taste

  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock, or more to taste

  • 1 bunch fresh spinach

  • 1 bunch pea shoots

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and chopped

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 ribs celery, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pineapple mint, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon creme fraiche

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potato; simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Return to the pot and pour in chicken stock. Add spinach and pea shoots.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add asparagus, onion, celery, mint, and sage. Cook and stir until asparagus is tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Stir asparagus mixture into the chicken stock in the pot. Simmer soup over medium-low heat until flavors combine, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Pour soup into a food processor; process until smooth, about 20 seconds. Pour back into the pot. Stir in creme fraiche. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
6g Fat
34g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 575mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 62mg 308%
Calcium 167mg 13%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 1353mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.